Are you attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona? Catalonia Trade & Investment is organizing a tour for international attendees to visit some of the top ICT infrastructures in Catalonia.

Join us on March 1st for a complimentary visit at the Alba Synchrotron, the Barcelona Drone Center and the Institute of Photonic Sciences. Transfers and a networking coffee are included. The meeting point will be the Catalonia Trade & Investment offices located at Passeig de Gràcia, 129 in Barcelona.

Program will be as follows:

8:00 a.m. Meeting at Catalonia Trade & Investment (Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Barcelona)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Transfer to Alba Synchrotron

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and accreditations in Alba Synchrotron

8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Visit at Alba Synchrotron

Alba is a third generation Synchrotron Light facility located in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona), being the newest source in the Mediterranean area. It is a complex of electron accelerators to produce synchrotron light, which allows the visualization of the atomic structure of matter as well as the study of its properties.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Coffee

Companies will have to choose between visiting the Institute of Photonic Sciences or the Barcelona Drone Center:

TOUR A: Institute of Photonic Sciences

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Transfer to the Institute of Photonic Sciences

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit at the Institute of Photonic Sciences

ICFO is a young research institution that aims to advance the very limits of knowledge in Photonics, namely the science and technology of harnessing light. Light, especially laser light, is one of the major enabling technologies currently available to humankind. Their research thrusts target the global forefront of photonics, and aims to tackle important challenges faced by society at large. The Institute focuses on current and future problems in health, energy, information, safety, security and caring for the environment.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Transfer to Catalonia Trade & Investment (Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Barcelona)

3:00 p.m. End of the tour

TOUR B: Barcelona Drone Center

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Transfer to the Barcelona Drone Center

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit at the Barcelona Drone Center

The Barcelona Drone Center is one of the only 10 drone centers in the world, the first civilian drone company in Europe, and one of the first movers in the world. In the center, it is possible to develop, test and certify unmanned aerial vehicles. The center has a segregated airspace and runway and a fully equipped office including hangar, lab, meeting room, and ground control stations in the bioclimatic building surrounded by nature.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Transfer to Catalonia Trade & Investment (Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Barcelona)

3:00 p.m. End of the tour

The number of places is limited. Please confirm your attendance: 

Mrs. Gemma Arcalís       


The number of ICT companies has grown constantly in Catalonia: 4.5% in 2018 and showing a 27% growth rate since 2013.